New Sample Kit

GOLDEN SAMPLE BOXGolden Artist Colors has always been generous with paint samples. The last two years have seen a significant increase in the number of general sample requests (versus samples of specific products).

The sheer number of requests exceeded our capacity to respond quickly and provide the level of care and quality people expect from GOLDEN. In October of 2018 we began sending a new kit with samples from each GOLDEN color line and two mediums, a product guide and a personalized note. The new kit is more efficient to produce and ship, while providing more samples and a better experience to customers.

Sample requests may still exceed our capacity at times. For that reason, we can’t always accept requests and we limit kits to one per person. When available, you can use the Sample Request option on the Contact Us menu at

17 Responses to New Sample Kit

  1. Julie Pereira March 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

    I would love, love, love to see a monthly sample kit to purchase from Golden! I currently subscribe to ArtSnacks, and rarely we are blessed to get some of your product included. I would totally subscribe to a Golden version of this where you recieve random samples. I love Golden paints, and even though they can be more expensive than other professional acrylic paints, I feel the extra expense is worth the quality! However, if I want to try something new in your product, I’m hesitant when only full sized products are available for purchase. Thank you for taking the time to read this novel!

    • Christopher Farrell April 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

      Hello Julie! Thanks for the suggestion. We have participated in subscription boxes in the past, and for that reason we would be hesitant to establish a program to compete with folks we have partnered with. We understand the challenge, however, of wanting to experiment before committing to full-size products and for that reason we offer a few sets that provide a variety of materials in sample sizes. We have a set that includes six products, another with 14 colors and mediums (called Explorer 14), and within the next couple weeks we’ll have kits featuring our Matte and Gloss Color Pouring mediums.

      Please accept my apology for not replying to your comment sooner!

  2. Beverly Hravey April 30, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

    This sounds great

  3. Beverly Harvey April 30, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    This sounds great

  4. Maria Comito May 8, 2019 at 6:49 am #

    I have never received something for nothing. I have started to do acrylic pours – I am not good at it but I love to look of it and really want to learn and do it as good as I can. I am 63 so starting this late in life. Better late then never is what I say. i see people getting the Golden free samples all the time, so PLEASE can I have a go.

    • Christopher Farrell May 8, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      Hello Maria! It’s never too late to exercise your creative muscles, and any time is perfect to start. The Sample Kits are available via our website, there is a survey we ask everyone to complete and we need a valid postal and email address. Unfortunately demand for samples is much greater than their availability, so you need to check our website on a regular basis for opportunities to order one. We just made samples available yesterday and they were snapped up in about 12 hours. So we probably won’t have more available for another week or two.

  5. Kari Feuer May 11, 2019 at 10:30 am #

    I would love to update my knowledge of acrylics (and Golden is the best!) with an occasional sample kit. I teach painting, but am mainly an oil painter, and I am trying to keep my acrylic painters up to speed with color mixing, mediums and techniques. Anything you can do to help is appreciated! We don’t have a full-service art supply store here in coastal North Carolina. Thanks!

    • Christopher Farrell May 14, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

      Hello Kari, thanks for taking the time to visit and share your thoughts. We have people at GOLDEN dedicated to supporting art educators and they have a process for receiving and evaluating requests for products and samples used in classes. Go to our contact page on the GOLDEN website and let them know the nature of your inquiry and someone will get back to you.

  6. Katrina Doiron June 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

    Why do you not send our sample kits to Canada in customers?

    • Christopher Farrell June 18, 2019 at 11:24 am #

      Hello Katrina, we actually do send samples to Canada but we’re restricted by the additional cost of shipping (roughly 3X the cost of shipping within the US) and additional paperwork needed for the customs declaration. We’re exploring ways to make that easier and less expensive, but for now we have to limit the samples sent to Canada.

  7. Ruthie Rodriguez July 15, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

    I would love to reveive your free samples.

    • Christopher Farrell August 5, 2019 at 6:21 pm #

      Keep looking on our website for the request form to be open, you might also consider attending one of our lecture-demonstrations at a nearby arts organization or retailer (we give attendees samples at those events).

  8. Ampily GS July 29, 2019 at 8:41 pm #

    I would love to have Golden samples….i’m Obsessed with the colors….thanks a lot!!!!!

    • Christopher Farrell July 30, 2019 at 8:07 am #

      Hello Ampily! I know it can be tricky getting onto the form when samples are available, another way to get samples is to look for a GOLDEN lecture/demonstration at your local art supply store or arts organization, attendees are typically given paint samples at these events (not the same set as the kit described in this article). Check out the calendar on our website to see if there might be something happening in your area. Thanks for reading Just Paint and taking the time to comment.

  9. Willie Wei August 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

    Hi, my son does acrylic pouring, I would like to get Golden samples for him to try. Thank you.

    • Christopher Farrell August 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

      We’ve not been sampling our pouring mediums in order to focus our resources on producing products for our retail partners. You might consider the new Color Pouring Sets, in both matte and gloss, each comes with a selection of Fluid Acrylic colors.

  10. Carrie Easley August 16, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

    Would love some Acrylic samples whenever possible. Thank you

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